Posted Date: November 4, 2007
Electricity was in the air at Saturday's Steeplechase and Performance Speed Jumping Finals. By Anne Douglas
It wasn't just the screaming, packed crowd or the thumping music that made the evening feel electric. Having Bruce Jenner kick off the Finals of the USDAA Cynosport Games Steeplechase Finals and the Performance Speed Jumping Finals lent an Olympic sort of thrill to the event.
Mr. Jenner began by thanking the supporters including The Humane Society of the United States and Signature Gear. He also introduced Ken Tatsch, President of the United States Dog Agility Association. He also welcomed those who had never watched agility before and promised them a show to remember.
The crowd of agility fans - both competitors and the dog-loving public - had begun to pack the stands well before the event started under the setting Arizona sun. And as the dusty air began to cool, the crowd warmed up to the Celebrity Fun Run. See the item "Celebrity Fun Run with famous USDAA judges" for more details.
Anne Douglas is the editor of DogSport Magazine (www.dogsportmagazine.com) and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.